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Fujitsu and VarData Bring Pay-As-You-Grow DWDM to Panhandle Telephone Cooperative

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, September 16, 2013

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, and VarData today announced their collaboration with Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc., (PTCI) to build its high-performance communications network enabling 100G and beyond bandwidth capability. The Fujitsu Network Communications’ FLASHWAVE® 7120 Micro Packet Optical Networking Platform (ONP) and NETSMART®1200 Network Management System, coupled with VarData’s supply chain solutions are helping PTCI to cost-efficiently meet current and projected network performance demands of 100G and beyond.

The Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 7120 platform was chosen because it makes it easy to incrementally add bandwidth and functionality. The Fujitsu platform consolidates Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Carrier Ethernet, greatly simplifying network management and lowering operational costs. Additionally, the FLASHWAVE 7120 platform features a modular, “pay as you grow” design, which allows PTCI to incrementally add up to 160G in bandwidth and increase fiber capacity by a factor of 16x, continually keeping pace with demands on the network.

Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 7120 platform delivers all the capabilities of large core network platforms in the industry’s most compact, low-power, easy-to-use packet optical network system. It addresses the increasing demand for multiple services, greater transport capacity, dynamic networking, and management simplicity right to the network edge. Completing the solution, NETSMART 1200 system provides operational simplicity with industry-standard interfaces, monitoring and management tools, and support services.

As a Value Added Reseller, Vardata is supporting PTCI through a unique buyback program of legacy equipment in order to efficiently meet network evolution needs and project network performance demands of 100G and beyond. PTCI worked with VarData to source an infrastructure that would simultaneously simplify network operations while leveraging the most effective products and services. “Fujitsu has provided us with a simple and elegant solution to meet the needs of our growing customer base now and into the future,” said Travis Clark, Director of Plant Operations & Engineering for Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. “VarData’s expertise in equipment management and supply chain services was critical to our success and assurance to have economies of scale. I highly recommend these two companies as I believe each is unsurpassed in their collective offerings.”

As a member of Fujitsu’s Strategic Authorized Reseller (STAR) Program, VarData has access to product training, certification and other valuable resources that allow it to provide customers, such as PTCI, with superior service. PTCI offers high-speed video, voice, data and wireless services to customers in remote areas of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

About VarData LLC

VarData is a leading provider of telecom and networking equipment, with a portfolio of products to support legacy networks and next generation build outs, from its best in class partnerships. VarData solutions are deployed by hundreds of service providers and enterprises across North America. http://vardata.com.

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Date: September 16, 2013
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,